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Providing Affirmative Peer Services to LGBTQ+ Individuals

About this Event

LGBT people are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs than the general population. They are also less likely to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, they report higher rates of substance abuse problems, and they are more likely to continue heavy drinking into later life. There is a higher risk of co-occurring mental disorders such as depression, and higher chances of poor physical health, activity limitations, chronic conditions, obesity, smoking, and binge drinking in the LGBTQ+ community due to their adverse experiences and healthcare status.

Participants of this workshop will be able to:

  • distinguish the differences between sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity experience
  • understand the importance of sensitivity when discussion sexual orientation and gender expression
  • relate steps they can take to support LGBTQ Individuals in the recovery process
  • identify resources beneficial to LGBTQ Individuals

Presented by Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC

Phil McCabe is a Health Educator for Rutgers University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Lesbian & Gay Addiction Professionals, and holds the position of President. He contributed to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s, “A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals” as a principal writer on family issues. In 2009, he was selected as a Master Trainer for the SAMSHA/CSAT Addiction Technology Transfer Center Curriculum on LGBT Clients.

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